Simple (probably dumb) question - maybe I should’ve paid more attention in high school science…
Is there a difference between using a hydration product (like for example EFS or Precision Hydration) while training and just putting plain old rock salt mixed with water in my bottles? That’s assuming I have the same amount of salt/sodium. Are there different KINDS of salt/sodium that I should be factoring in?
A couple of times I’ve heard the guys (and Amber!) on the podcast saying maybe a bit of salt in your water bottle is all you need, particularly for 60-90min rides. Obviously if I can get away with just using salt that’s going to be a lot cheaper.
I know other products have other electrolytes, but the guys at precision hydration also say you don’t really need that during your ride - sodium (And water) is the main important thing.